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Fender & Squier SALE Weekend

Put a note in your diary! On the 20-21st October, we are hosting an exclusive Fender & Squier SALE Weekend across all of our Rimmers Music UK Stores. Visit any of our Rimmers Music stores across North West England on Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st October for exclusive discounts and price reductions on all of our Fender and Squier products! This includes electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitars, and all their relevant amplifiers, as well as 20% off all Fender accessories purchased on the day! £45 Guitar Set Up Included With All Guitars Extra 20% Off All Fender Accessories 0%... Read More


Punk Is Not Dead

In August, Blackpool had the pleasure, as it does every year, of hosting the now biggest Punk Music Festival in the UK, Rebellion! As a big Punk fan myself, it’s always amazing to see the town filled with hundreds of musicians and fans of the industry, all coming together and enjoying the electric atmosphere, (and maybe the odd beer). Being one of the few music stores left in Blackpool, we had the honour of meeting some of the musicians before their sets at the festival, mostly buying spare strings and... Read More


Helping To Understand Your Cymbals

It can be very daunting and confusing when you start out drumming when looking at full drum kits with different cymbals and drums coming out the wazoo! So here is a very brief introduction to some of the most popular cymbals used today. First of all, we’ll go through the 3 most popular cymbals seen on most drum kits, The Hi-Hat, Crash and Ride cymbals. The Hi-Hat cymbal is the smaller of the 3 seen on virtually every drum kit and is made up of 2 pieces, a top and... Read More


What Are The Differences Between Hollow Body And Solid Body Guitars?

When it comes to selecting the instrument that suits you, you’ll want to make sure that you are getting a guitar that will be best suited to the styles you play. Below we go into a little detail about the differences between solid body and hollow body instruments. Let’s start with the obvious; Solid Body is exactly what it says on the tin! A solid piece of wood that only has slots cut into it for the hardware, like pickups and bridges.  Semi-Hollow and Hollow body guitars are as you... Read More


Why Learn An Instrument?

There are countless great reasons for learning an instrument, and I have tried to put together a few of the main ones below.  Firstly and maybe most importantly, it’s proven to be good for your health, both mentally and psychically. Learning and practising any musical instrument is a fantastic way to keep your motor and memory skills in tune and in good health. They are also a fantastic way to release endorphins in the body which can help towards your general mood and also help to work against stress. Not... Read More


Which Grand Piano Should I Buy? What Size Should I Go For?

Many people dream of owning a grand piano, for a few different reasons! Let alone to play it. And of course, the question I have been asked many times! Which one, what make, and how much do I need to spend to get a good one? Well, here goes, let’s just get second hand buying out of the way, from a previous blog I wrote, there are lots of things to look out for in buying a second-hand piano, and that blog is well worth a read if that’s the... Read More


How Modern Technology is Improving Digital Pianos

At this day an age you can do basically anything with technology, it has both improved the way we live our lives and improved devices such as phones and televisions in a way that we never thought possible. With digital pianos, there is no exception. With brands such as Yamaha and Kawai closing the gap between digital and grand pianos not only in feel but in sound is amazing. Take the Yamaha CLP625, for example, it has real grand touch which means it feels exactly like a real acoustic grand piano... Read More


Yamaha Piano Showroom Event

Throughout the month of October, we are hosting 3 fantastic events in 3 of our stores, a Yamaha Piano Showroom Event – giving you the opportunity to come on down to see our impressive range of Yamaha pianos (digital and acoustic). The stores hosting the event are Bolton, Edinburgh and Liverpool. All 3 stores have absolutely stunning pianos on show – from your keyboards right up to your grand pianos. Throughout the 3 dates, there will be unmissable deals for you, along with lease purchasing, low rate finance, price promise and... Read More


Do you want an acoustic piano or a digital? What’s the difference?

Piano’s are without a doubt one of the most popular instruments to learn and to enjoy. They are not only present of music from decades gone by but also on some of the most modern and diverse music of this era. But how do you choose? Read on to learn more. Let’s first brush up on the difference. An acoustic piano is what most people used to see in their school assembly hall. It’s a real instrument in every sense of the word, being big and heavy but with the... Read More


Why Should You Do Music Lessons?

Many people have said to me over the years, why do I need music lessons? Do I play by ear? Can I learn from the internet? I just do my own thing? Well, after many years of lessons on piano, electronic organ and church organ, through a total of 6 teachers in all! Numerous examinations of both practical and theory, believe you me, its all about guidance, coaching, encouragement, technique, interpretation and personal views, tips & tricks of the trade! Nothing is the same, as coming to a teacher each... Read More